Shaka Momoh, the owner of Planet One, a hotel-cum-event centre in Maryland, Lagos is dead.
News of his demise came to public knowledge after prominent personalities took to Twitter to pay tributes.
Momoh was said to have died of COVID-19 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Thursday.
Segun Awosanya, a human rights activist and social media figure, who confirmed the tragic news via his Twitter handle, wrote: “Lost another gem to Covid19.
“The last time we spoke it was about our intervention on his case with a financial institution. Now he is no more. Rest in peace, distinguished Shaka Momoh (Planet One). Covid is real.”
Lost another gem to #Covid19. The last time we spoke it was about our intervention on his case with a financial institution. Now he is no more. Rest In Peace Distinguished Shaka Momoh (Planet One). 😕 #CovidIsReal 🦠 pic.twitter.com/aJulUlmUDV
— SEGA L'éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) January 14, 2021Advertisement
Momoh, who is renowned as a lifestyle entrepreneur in Lagos, was a graduate of business administration from Auchi polytechnic. He was also a philanthropist who dispensed his goodwill via his Baobab Foundation.
Among his other businesses are Hospitality Warehouse, a hospitality products wholesale company; Baobab Edge Limited, a lifestyle company; and Basic Information and Communications System Limited (BICS).
Below are tweets from other Nigerians who also paid tributes:
Shaka Momoh owner of Planet One is dead 💔💔
— Abiodun Durosinmi-Etti (@Durbarman) January 14, 2021
Did Business with him in 2017, soft spoken and calm man
This Covid thing is scary
RIP Chief Shaka MomohAdvertisement
— Sen (@IgbokweGI) January 14, 2021
Flash: Shaka Momoh, renowned businessman and owner of Planet 1 events and hotels located in Maryland, Lagos is dead. Report says he died this morning from #COVID19 related complications.
Source: CKN News.
Stay safe out there! pic.twitter.com/cH97WEJuY5
— Gboyega Akosile (@gboyegaakosile) January 14, 2021
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